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  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

    Whether you are a student who recently earned a bachelor's degree or someone seeking a career change, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is your vehicle to becoming a fully certified educator. The latest in education theory, technology, teaching strategies, and significant field-based experiences form the cornerstones of the MAT program.

    MAT Highlights:

    • Early field experience provides opportunities to:
      • Visit schools and classrooms
      • Observe students and teacher
      • Teach individual, small or large groups of students under the direction of a master teacher
    • Available programs include certification in:
      • Early Childhood (P-3) and Elementary Education (K-6)
      • Elementary Education (K-6)
      • Elementary Education (K-6) and Middle School Specialization (5-8)
      • Secondary Subject-Specific in English, mathematics, science, social studies (9-12)
      • Kindergarten through twelfth grade in art, Chinese, health and physical education, music, and Spanish (K-12)
    • Endorsements may be added to any of the initial programs in:
      • English as a Second Language (ESL)
      • Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)

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    Program Admission Requirements

    All MAT Programs, Tracks, and Concentrations

    1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
    2. Two letters of recommendation for graduate study.
    3. Résumé.
    4. Personal statement of not more than two pages that describes the applicant's preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study.

    Note: Prior to student teaching, the appropriate Praxis Test must be successfully completed and all content courses and conditions of acceptance must be satisfied. Accelerated students must submit scores at time of application.

    Contact Information

    If you would like to move into the classroom as quickly as possible and devote yourself full time to the experience of learning and teaching, please contact: Sarah Moore,, 732-263-5689

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